Nawaz Sharif to visit ailing wife in London

Karachi: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be leaving for London on Wednesday, to visit his unwell wife Kulsoom Nawaz, the Express Tribune quoted a national news channel, Express News as reporting.

Sharif will be accompanied by his daughter Maryam Nawaz on the visit, which was necessitated after his wife was again taken to the hospital owing to her deteriorating condition, their family spokesperson told the daily.

A cancer patient, Kulsoom Nawaz has been in the United Kingdom for medical treatment for the past one year. In September last year, she was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time from NA-120 (Lahore-III) constituency.

The seat had fell vacant after her husband was disqualified from the post of prime minister by the top court of Pakistan in the Panama Papers case.

In February, the Supreme Court also disqualified Sharif from the post of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party chief, and on April 13, it further put a lifetime ban on the former prime minister from contesting elections. (ANI)